I read a nice article in the Guardian about terrifying kids books being popular in France, they had some great examples, you can read it here
I was particularly drawn to the illustration on ‘La Visite de Petite Mort’ by Kitty Crowther.
I was however quite surprised by the title of this as I have often been told that ‘la petite mort’ is an idiom and metaphor for orgasm..
I really love her illustrations, they are completely inspiring. I also found an animation that she made with Bruno Salamone which I think is brilliant .